ETN is now banned indefinitely. That almost certainly means permanent. We’ll see how we/I feel about it after we let it rest for a day or two. But for now, I guess I need to justify this decision to the rest of you.
ETN was banned for two weeks recently. This was well-documented. I made a public post here explaining why I did it, which you may re-read for context. I hoped a kick up the bum would mean he might take our warnings more seriously, and clean up his act. It didn’t.
It took moments for him to have posted again about how he ‘enjoys drama’, and for him to have started another stupid argument in Showdown that ended in a lock. He continued to make Showdown alts to impersonate people, and apparently finds humour in telling people to ‘KYS’. He continued to bring his off-handed sarcasm and petty quarreling about people’s grammar to the community. Apparently, he learned nothing from his two-week holiday away from the site.
I don’t give bans without prior warning, and this was no different. I and others on the auth team warned him repeatedly to start acting on our warnings, both on the site and through Discord. I threatened a permaban, thinking he might listen then. But once again, he didn’t. He’d rather spam us with Ugandan Knuckles memes, or push the Gligurr agenda again.
I need no more evidence to conclude that this person does not care what we say to him, and by extension, what happens to his tenure in this community as a result. I refuse to be played around any longer: he’s made clear that warning him again is pointless. And that’s why he gets this ban. He is an unapologetic internet troll, and I have had enough of it.
If you were one of those who enjoyed ETN’s presence, I don’t know what to say. Sorry I guess? He 100% brought this upon himself, and that’s not disputable. If you want to keep talking to him, then you may do that beyond this site. But as far as I’m concerned, PokeBase is better without the sh*tstirring and moderating headache he brings on a daily basis.
I apologise for making this so drawn out. Thanks again to everyone who helped manage it all.